LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2010, 04:45 AM   #1
sivakumar.160590
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2010
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
problem with burning DuallayerDvd


I am using 10.10 on Hp pavillon pc i cannot burn Dual layer pavillon it gives an error message and stops.
 
Old 07-27-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 18,336

Rep: Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivakumar.160590 View Post
I am using 10.10 on Hp pavillon pc i cannot burn Dual layer pavillon it gives an error message and stops.
Ok...and do you expect us to guess as to what the error message is, what kind of hardware you're running, and what version of Linux??

Provide details, and ask a clear question, and you can get help.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 01:27 AM   #3
sivakumar.160590
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2010
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I am using ubuntu
i am usins hp pavilon desktop i dont know the exact hardware config
the error message was like"unexpected error occured"
 
Old 07-28-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 18,336

Rep: Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivakumar.160590 View Post
I am using ubuntu
i am usins hp pavilon desktop i dont know the exact hardware config
the error message was like"unexpected error occured"
Ok...what VERSION of Ubuntu?? You say 10.10...but there IS NO version 10.10 of Ubuntu. You are still not providing details about your hardware, or even the exact error message. Without asking a clear question with details, there's not much we can help you with.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 11,686
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903
Other questions to answer:

1. Is this an internal or external DVD burner?

1. a. If external, does it work with another computer (rules out physical problems with the drive)?

1. b. If internal, has it successfully burned double-layer DVDs with another operating system?

2. Have you tried burning a different DVD fileset? It may be that the file(s) is (are) corrupt.

Consider capturing a screenshot of the error message, sticking it on a server somewhere, and linking us to it.

I have successfully burned double-layer DVDs to external and internal drives under both Slackware and Ubuntu using both K3B and Brasero, so I can attest that Linux is capable of this task.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 04:44 AM   #6
TheIndependentAquarius
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,674
Blog Entries: 29

Rep: Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivakumar.160590 View Post
i dont know the exact hardware config
Hello,

Execute the following commands on your terminal and copy paste the exact output here:
Code:
cat /etc/issue
Code:
cat /proc/cpuinfo

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 07-29-2010 at 05:18 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 05:02 AM   #7
TheIndependentAquarius
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,674
Blog Entries: 29

Rep: Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917
Quote:
Originally Posted by TB0ne View Post
Ok...what VERSION of Ubuntu?? You say 10.10...but there IS NO version 10.10 of Ubuntu. You are still not providing details about your hardware,
TBOne,

I hope I am not sounding rude but since I have often seen you posting the above statements, I wanted to give you another gentle suggestion:

What I have realized from the *newbie* posts is that most OP's do not know the configuration of their systems and neither do they know how to find it out !!

IMHO simply scolding may frighten them and thus may refrain them from posting any further.

Wouldn't it be better if you could simply provide OP, the *commands* to find the hardware info rather than scolding him for the missing info !

If you find this post of mine offending, please feel free to ignore it.

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 07-29-2010 at 05:19 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 10:55 AM   #8
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 18,336

Rep: Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897Reputation: 3897
Quote:
Originally Posted by anishakaul View Post
TBOne,
I hope I am not sounding rude but since I have often seen you posting the above statements, I wanted to give you another gentle suggestion:

What I have realized from the *newbie* posts is that most OP's do not know the configuration of their systems and neither do they know how to find it out !!

IMHO simply scolding may frighten them and thus may refrain them from posting any further. Wouldn't it be better if you could simply provide OP, the *commands* to find the hardware info rather than scolding him for the missing info !

If you find this post of mine offending, please feel free to ignore it.
Not offended at all, Anisha. You make a good point, but details need to be provided if someone wants help. The OP didn't in their first or second posts, but still wants help.

Don't mean these to sound like I'm scolding, but really...at some point, common sense needs to come into play when asking a question. Not giving an error, OS, or hardware details, and when asked, STILL not giving them, is just wasting space on the forum. At some point, these questions need to be answered, if the OP wants help.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 03:22 AM   #9
sivakumar.160590
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2010
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I am far away form home i cant acess my my pc for next 2 weeks
sorry
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-30-2010, 06:41 AM   #10
Shadow_7
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 2,517
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 494Reputation: 494Reputation: 494Reputation: 494Reputation: 494
You might want to check the specs on your burner. Some don't support dual layer. Some only support + or only - type discs. And some probably never worked in the first place. Some brands of blank media just flat out suck. And the media in general is sensitive to UV exposure. Store your blanks in a dark place.

I've had good luck with TDK and Verbatim brands. Memorex, Sony, and some others, not so much. I've had a memorex CDR that was so not coated with enough aluminum (or whatever is used) that it was almost transparent. And while my burn didn't outright fail, there was no content on disc to play. As I ponder what happens if the media is transparent and the burning laser passes through the disc?

Also check the driver support for your model. And DVD burners in general have a lifespan. Dust settles on the laser and other things that make them less than reliable.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #11
Sparkfist
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Mint 18
Posts: 66
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
I know this is getting old as a thread, but it has a similar issue to mine. I try to burn an iso in k3b but only seconds after it starts it ends stating an error - most likely bad media. I've tried a couple discs and get the same thing. To be honest this is the first time I've tried burning duel layered discs.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit on a n Pavilion zv6000 series laptop. Equipped with a 2GHz Athalon 64-bit and 2GB ram.
The iso images pass the m5d test and are also on the local hard drive.

If there is anything else you need that could help please let me know. I'd like to get these image burned soon. It's over 30GB of space I'd like to free up as soon as possible.

-Nick

Last edited by Sparkfist; 08-04-2010 at 11:30 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:42 PM   #12
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 11,686
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903Reputation: 2903
This may be so obvious I shouldn't mention it, but sometimes the obvious gets overlooked.

Are blanks specifically labelled "dual layer"? A dual layer DVD cannot be burned to a standard 4.7 GB blank.

I learned this the way I learn most things: by trying and failing, THEN reading the fine manual.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CD/DVD Burning starts OK, but fails to complete (different OSes/burning software) dkaplowitz Linux - Hardware 5 09-02-2009 11:30 PM
Burning problem... melopll *BSD 0 07-06-2005 12:27 PM
Burning cd trouble: hardware problem or software problem argt Linux - Hardware 2 04-20-2005 06:27 PM
audiocd burning problem, whole system hangs while burning ichbinesderelch Linux - Software 1 11-14-2003 03:30 PM
CD Burning Problem CrazySteve Slackware 20 10-26-2003 01:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration